The Ocean Conference
Through the Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda, the countries of the world have committed to creating sustainable development for future generations. Sweden and Fiji have jointly taken the initiative for a United Nations conference to support efforts to save the world’s oceans and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on oceans, seas and marine resources – Goal 14 of the UN 2030 Agenda. The UN conference will give impetus to the implementation of Goal 14 and enable more stakeholders to take responsibility for the future of oceans. The conference will take place in New York on 5–9 June 2017 and will be preceded by several preparatory meetings.
One-year anniversary of the UN Ocean Conference – renewed initiatives to save the world’s oceans
In connection with the one-year anniversary of the UN Ocean Conference in New York co-chaired by Sweden and Fiji, the Government has decided to finance a number of new international ocean projects. To continue demonstrating leadership, the Government is allocating a further SEK 80 million to contribute to improving the global marine environment.
The Ocean Conference concluded in New York
"I truly believe this conference will constitute the gamechanger we so desperately need. Now the work really begins to save our oceans", said Minister for International Development and Climate Isabella Lövin as The Ocean Conference concluded in New York on Friday. The Conference adopted a Call for Action where all 193 Member States agree to a set of measures to reverse the decline of the sea. Over 1 300 voluntary commitments were made in order to to save the world’s oceans.
Sweden and Fiji to host UN conference to save the world’s oceans
In connection with World Oceans Day on 8 June, Sweden and Fiji will lead a high-level conference at the United Nations. The conference, the biggest UN event Sweden has been involved in arranging since 1972, will take place in New York on 5–9 June 2017 and will focus on saving the world’s oceans.
UN and the Ocean Conference
The Ocean Conference is the largest UN event Sweden has been involved in organising since 1972. Practical information from the UN about the Ocean Conference will be published here.
Isabella Lövin opens The Ocean Conference preparatory meeting in New York
On 15 February 2017, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin opened The Ocean Conference preparatory meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Ocean Conference will be held on 5–9 June and, in its capacity as co-President together with Fiji, Sweden aims to incentivise stakeholders to form ambitious voluntary commitments to step up work on sustainable oceans, which are crucial to both combating poverty and promoting economic development.
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